Thursday, July 31, 2008
What are you thankful for?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Today is going to be hot, I can tell. But it is a beautiful day. They boys are outside playing. I'm about to start lunch and get the cake going. It just feels like a really peaceful day.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Anyone have good ideas for gifts for guys?
* Sweep/mop kitchen
* Fold laundry
I need to get the family room and living room cleaned and vacuumed this morning before my visiting teacher comes over so she doesn't think we are slobs lol. I think I'll wait until my sister is awake before I go to the bank so I can leave the boys here, much easier that way. I am exhausted today. My legs were aching all night, making it hard to sleep.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Last night we had dinner at my brother and SILs and it was lots of fun. We were going to go swimming but the pool was closed because a thunderstorm came in. Hopefully we can go over and go swimming again soon.
I don't think we have any other plans for today, just the zoo :) Hopefully that will wear the boys out a bunch and they will take a good nap when we get home.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
- Publilius Syrus
I totally agree with this quote. I think happiness is totally a state of mind. It's not the things you have, but your attitude in life. There are many people who have nothing and are always happy and those who have everything money can buy but are very unhappy.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
What are you thankful for?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
And then it rained even more. It was just pouring down like a faucet. I was celebrating the fact that we were getting so much water.
And then it started to hail. And we realized that unless we wanted the garden shredded we would have to somehow cover it up. So my sister and I ran out and got a tarp and attempted to cover it with the stinging hail raining down on us. It was so windy and wet and painful! We were just laughing at how crazy it was. We only got it about half tied up to the fence over the garden before it just got too painful to stay out any more, but at least the corn and tomato plants were covered good. Everything else had the weight of the wet tarp on it so we have quiet a few smashed plants, such as the onions, and I don't know if they will survive. The tarp couldn't reach the strawberry plants and they are pretty shredded (guess it's a good thing they didn't have any strawberries growing anyway huh?), and the flowers in the front flower bed were flattened too. It was completely nuts!
It lasted maybe 10-15 minutes, then we got a break in the rain and I went out and finished tying up the tarp in case it hails again. Next time we get a severe thunderstorm warning I am getting the tarp ready beforehand, just in case! Kelsey and I were so soaked, and had to shower and change after. Brr.
Here is a pic during the height of the hailstorm, after we retreated from the battle with the tarp:
* Laundry, wash and put away
* Clean Jakey's room
* Sweep kitchen
* Clean downstairs bathroom
Mostly every day chores that need done today. Hubby said he'd do dishes, but he didn't :P And Jakey's room is a mess because the boys like to pull the boxes of baby stuff out of the closet and dump them out, so I need to clean that up and figure out how to stop them from doing that.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Besides the toothpaste disaster pictured below, the day is going pretty well. We are eating lunch and then I'm putting Jakey down for his nap. I have an OB appointment at 3:20 and I hope the boys will behave. I think that is all for today :)
Oh yeah, yesterday was one of my brother's birthdays, so we spend the evening at my parent's house where we all played games and ate pizza and stuff. We didn't leave until around 10pm, which is why the boys slept in a little today. It was lots of fun.
It was all over everything- mirror, sink, faucets, saline solution, toothbrushes caked in it, that cup had an inch of toothpaste in it. And he'd had a shirt on before I took the pic and it was completely covered too. Luckily toothpaste is not too bad to clean up, and actually works pretty good as a cleaner itself lol. I threw Jakey in the shower while I wiped everything down. I'm still not happy he wasted almost a whole tube of toothpaste, but at least I can laugh about the mess. Just as long as he doesn't do it again.
I think it's naptime.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
* Added 2.5 kids, Jason in Sept 2004 and Jacob in June 2006 and Nathan on his way.
* Spent 3 years in college, with Hubby graduating in 2006 and me changing my major a few times and not finishing.
* Moved twice, once to Pocatello in 2006 for Hubby's first "real" job, then to our home here earlier this year for an even better job, as well as a few short months we stayed with my parents in between.
* Bought houses, cars, and major appliances and furniture.
* Gone through some tight financial times where we had more bills than money, and enjoyed the feeling of paying off credit cards and working off debt.
* Some fights, but many more good days than bad.
In ways it feels crazy that it has already been 5 years, but then it also seems odd that we have had so much happen in that time and it feels like it's been a lifetime. My love for Hubby has grown through everything we've been through and I feel truly blessed for the wonderful man I chose to marry.
Yep, that's a kitten in a shoe :) Isn't he cute? This was one of the kittens our cat Stars had last year. I love kittens. Too bad they don't stay so small and cute!
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
What are you thankful for?
The boys are making lots of messes today, but I don't feel like cleaning right now, so it'll have to wait lol. I'm worn out from driving. I don't know why driving can be so exhausting, it's not like I'm physically doing much. I'm going to go lay down for a bit since Hubby is home to keep an eye on the boys.
And I'm tired today. I didn't end up getting to bed until almost 11 last night, woke up a ton because I could not get comfortable, and Jason woke up before 6am today. So I hope I'll be ok to drive.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
LOL, ok the silliest thing just happened (and I'm tired so it seems really funny). I've been waiting a few weeks to receive a copy of The Host that I won from 5 Minutes for Mom and was starting to wonder what was taking so long. Well just now I answered the door and talked to someone. As I was walking back in I noticed a big lump under our huge doormat. It suddenly hit me that there was probably a package under there. For some dumb reason whenever we have a package they don't bother ringing the bell or leaving a note where we can find it, they hide it under a corner of our doormat, which it really big. And I don't really go out the front door much, we go out the garage. So I remember that I'd noticed the lump there earlier when I'd gone out to get mail or something and hadn't thought anything of it (you know, busy mom brain discards irrelevant info). So I lift up the mat and pick up my package and right away know it's my book. Who knows how long it would have stayed there if I hadn't noticed it tonight. OK, so maybe it's not really that funny, but you know how it is when you're tired and feel dumb for not noticing something earlier :) Anyway, now I can reread The Host and really love 5 Minutes for Mom.
Well, tomorrow I have an orthodontist appointment 2 hours away so I am really going to head to bed by 10pm tonight. I have to leave around 8:30 to get there and am taking the boys with me. I don't really mind since they usually pretty good for the trip, I just need to remember to pack some stuff to eat. I know it would be more convenient to find a new orthodontist here, but I just don't want to leave the one who's been working with me for almost 3 years and knows my teeth, you know?
Anyway, have a good night!
They preferred the small fire truck in the background here, not so daunting I guess
They were enthralled with the hole were the siren makes noise lol
Jakey really wanted to go in the small fire truck
The wheels were as tall as the boys
My favorite pic
With Aunt Kelsey
"Driving" the big fire engine
It was fun, and I'm glad I took the boys. They enjoyed getting to see the fire trucks up close. (I'm not sure why some of the pics are sideways, they are right side up in my computer, oh well).
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
* Laundry- mostly done. I have just a load or two to dry and fold left.
* Go to fire station with boys- we are heading out now :)
So we are heading to go see the fire trucks. The boys are very excited. Their lucky I'm still even taking them, though, after them driving me crazy all day. They uprooted half the flowers in my garden today. Grr. Anyway, I'll be sure to take pics :D
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
- John Steinbeck
It can be really hard to change habits. There are tons of things I'm always wishing I could just immediately change about myself, but it never seems like I really get anywhere. But if I look at the bigger picture and imagine myself 5 years ago or something, it's easier to see how I have changed. Change comes slowly and subtly, but it does happen.
Well, I did it. I finally caught the garden-nibbler in action. Not a squirrel or a cat or any critter on 4 legs. Birds! I looked out the window one day and finally saw what had been eating things in my garden. And of course instead of immediately going out and scaring them off I had to hurry and get a pic lol. Could have got a better pic too if the boys hadn't run out and scared them off :)
I now have a little flashy wind wheel thing out there to hopefully keep them away and it seems to be working. As much as I like wildlife, I don't want them in my garden! :)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
We have no other plans for today, so I'm hoping I can get a nap. I'm starting to have an even harder time sleeping since I'm getting more uncomfortable every day. I was hoping to get to sleep in this morning, but Hubby wouldn't get up off the couch and get the boys breakfast. Instead they dumped a whole box of cereal on the floor and I had to get up and clean it up. :P Good thing they are so cute.
To check the date on your tires, find the row of number starting with DOT. You may have to look on the inside of the tire because until very recently this number was imprinted on the inside. The last 3-4 digits following the DOT is the clue to the date. The first 2 numbers are the week it was made and the last 1-2 numbers is the year. For example on my van the number was 1507, meaning made in the 15th week of 2007. A 3 digit number means it would have been made in the 1990's. Like 517 would mean the 51st week of 1997. In the following pic you can see the date would be the 27th week of 2004.
Please make sure you and your family are driving on safe tires. End of PSA :)
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?
- OK, it was right before we moved here so beginning of March. I've had it dyed since then but am due for a trim.
Name one thing you miss about being a child.
- Not worrying about money.
Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil.
- Um, depends on the use? I have no idea, but I think we use margarine the most.
If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
- Spanish, I took classes in high school but forgot most of it. It would be the most useful I think since it seems to be the 2nd most used language in the USA.
Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…
- In the same home doing the same stuff, with another couple kids added in :)
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Octopus- cuz for some reason that's the first thing that pops into my mind for O lol. I tried to eat octopus once, when we were in Cancun. OMG it made me gag. It was so rubbery and disgusting I had to spit it out so I wouldn't throw up.
Orange- yummy, juicy, citrus fruit. Mmm. I like orange flavored candies too.
Olives- I remember as kids the appeal of the olive was to put them on all 10 fingers and then eat them. Now my fingers are too big, but my kids sure love to do it.
Oklahoma!- I saw this musical on Broadway in New York and it was great. It's a fun show with catchy music. Ooooooooooo-klahoma...
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I even got to nap today! :O Jakey slept for 2.5hrs which is unheard of lately, since he normally naps for maybe an hour. And Jason fell asleep watching a show too, so it was quiet and I got to sleep for an hour or so. Love days when I get a nap :)
Tomorrow I might go clothes shopping with my sister. I need to see if I have the money first, but I really need some new clothes, especially shirts. I only have a few maternity shirts and am pretty much outgrown my regular shirts, they keep riding up my belly lol. I guess I should post a new belly pic on here for all of you who want to see. :) I took one last week so I'll do that later.
* Clean downstairs bathroom
That sounds like enough :) Dang, I can barely keep my eyes open right now and the day just started! The boys are being good so I think I'm going to just lay on the couch for a bit while they play.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Anyway, so that was our fun day :) I hope everyone else had a great day! God bless our country and the men and women who serve it.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
What are you thankful for?
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I did go out and deadhead some roses and flowers (clip the old dead stuff off) so hopefully they will grow a bit better and look nicer. I need to rig up something to go around my potato plants cuz they are growing so much and so fast, and they need to be boxed in so I can pile on more soil. Wish I'd read more about growing potatoes before starting, I would've used the "tire method" to grow them.
Anyway, I'm done with my mac n' cheese, so I guess I better go finish the bathroom :P
* Clean family room
* Clean bathrooms
I don't think we have anywhere to go or anything today. I really need to clean bathrooms today, especially the master bathroom. So I am going to try to get those done. And maybe I'll get up the nerve to tackle the playroom again. I really think I'm going to take out half the toys in there. The boys just throw everything on the floor and don't play with most of it. What would be nice is to have locking toy boxes lol, then I could make it so they only can play with stuff when I say hahaha.